Radioactive wastewater from Fukushima ended up in the ocean. Is there any reason to be concerned?

Radioactive wastewater from Fukushima ended up in the ocean.  Is there any reason to be concerned?

Japan has filed a complaint against Chinese nationals who insult employees of their institutions. The vulgar calls are the Chinese’s response to the decision to release water from the Fukushima power plant into the ocean. “An extremely selfish action,” Beijing said.

In half of August The Prime Minister of Japan decided to pump water into the ocean collected in tanks at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Authorities received approval from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and began the process of releasing the sewage.

Fukushima. Wastewater from the power plant ended up in the ocean

The government’s actions were criticized by people in Japan and neighboring countries. Beijing called it an “extremely selfish and irresponsible action.” The public disapproval has resulted in numerous complaints filed by Chinese citizens, which were deemed vulgar and offensive in Japan. Tokyo reported this problem to the Chinese authorities.

Since Thursday, August 24, Japanese government departments, schools and other institutions have received thousands of calls from Chinese numbers. The interlocutors allegedly talked about their opposition to pumping contaminated water, using vulgar language and insulting employees. One of the restaurant chains in Fukushima reported a thousand calls received within a few days.

Protest by China and South Korea

The authorities and residents of South Korea also criticize the release of sewage into the ocean. There was a protest in Seoul during which an attempt was made to storm the Japanese embassy. In response to residents’ concerns, the Korean authorities announced that they had sent experts to the embassy who would monitor the entire process.

Japanese authorities assure that the water pumped out does not contain levels of radioactivity that pose a threat to humans. Their words are to be confirmed by regular tests, carried out every week for the next three months. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s plan assumes that within 30 years, over a million tons of water used to cool reactors will be released into the ocean.

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